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Split Collar Capelet
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: L32421 Made with Homespun, this capelet uses front and back double crochet stitches to create a plush and textured appearance.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference at Lower Edge About 60 in. (152.5 cm) Finished Circumference at Neck About 24 in. (61 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-429 Homespun: Pueblo

'Painterly' dark purple, copper, green, and black


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
10 sc + 10 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
BPDC (back post double crochet) Yarn over, insert hook from back to front then to back, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

Sk st in front of the BPDC.

FPDC (front post double crochet) Yarn over, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

Sk st behind the FPDC.

NOTES:
1.

Capelet is worked back and forth in rows and then seamed.

2.

Collar is worked back and forth in rows along top edge of Capelet in FPDC and BPDC rib.


INSTRUCTIONS



CAPELET Ch 31.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 30 sc at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of next 10 sts, hdc in each of next 12 sts, dc in each of next 6 sts, BPDC in next st, dc in last st.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, FPDC in next st, dc in each of next 6 sts, hdc in each of next 12 sts, sc in each of next 10 sts.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of next 10 sts, hdc into each of next 12 sts, dc in each of next 6 sts, BPDC in next st, dc in last st.

Rep Rows 3 and 4 until piece measures about 30 in.

(76 cm) along sc edge, 60 in.

(152.5 cm) along dc edge.

Fasten off.

Sew last row to first row to make Capelet.



FINISHING Collar From RS, join yarn with sl st in top edge of Capelet at seam.

Ch 1, work 55 sc evenly spaced around edge – 55 sts.

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, *FPDC in next st, BPDC in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, FPDC in next st, dc in top of beg ch-3.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, *BPDC in next st, FPDC in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, BPDC in next st, dc in top of beg ch-3.

Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Row 5 (Inc Row): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in same sp (inc made), *FPDC in next st, BPDC in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, FPDC in next st, 2 dc in top of beg ch-3 (inc made) – 57 sts at the end of this row.

Rows 6 and 7: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Row 8 (Inc Row): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in same sp (inc made), *FPDC in next st, BPDC in next st; rep from * to last 2 sts, FPDC in next st, 2 dc in top of beg ch-3 (inc made) – 59 sts.

Row 9: Rep Row 1.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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